So I've been an owner of the D2000 for a week today. I'm very impressed, it's an upgrade from the HFI-2400 for me as well as a change to closed backs due to needing / preferring to do so. I like having the isolation. I think it's sounds significantly better than the ultrasone. I consider myself a warmhead so these are right up my alley. It's built far more luxuriously and looks more expensive than it actually is.
I think they're fantastic, but I'm having one problem, they're not comfortable, specifically in the headband. I have no problems with the earpads, they're spacious and they don't make my ears too hot or anything like that. They don't have much clamp at all, which I think is where the problem begins. I've heard people describe these as "light as a feather" which is plain bs if you ask me. 350g+ is not at all light, that's really getting into the heavy zone in my opinion, given how much typical consumer headphones weigh, and even a lot of professional headphones are lighter. So, due to the low clamp force and heavier weight, to my head it feels like 75-80% of the weight is supported by the headband, which is very minimally padded. That would be fine for a light headphone like the sennheiser momentum, but this amount of weight simply makes the padding insufficient. I'm feeling quite an irritating / distracting hotspot no matter how I wear the headphones.
I know a common solution is to buy a Beyerdynamic Pro snap on headband, which has appeal since it's such a cheap, simple solution but i'd really rather not do that since it's such an ugly headband, it totally ruins the sleek look of the Denons.
Does anybody know of a better solution to this? Is there anywhere I can send them to have the headband modified to be more padded whilst retaining the looks? Can I put more padding in it myself?
I really don't want to have to sell these, I'm really in love with them in every other way. They're the best sounding headphones I've owned, and they're sealed! They'd be perfect for the desktop use I purchased them for, I just need to eliminate the annoying headband hotspot.